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Today's Features

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    Turns

    90

    Emma Dociebelle Alderman Gallimore Newman will celebrate her 90th birthday Jan. 6 at the Carroll County Senior Citizens Center Jan. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. All family and friends are invited.

  • Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Aquaman (PG-13)

    • Mary Poppins Returns (PG)

    • The Mule (R)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

    No listings available at press time

    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Aquaman (PG-13)

    • Mary Poppins Returns (PG)

    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

    No listings available at press time

    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • Patrons of the Galax Long John Silver’s know chicken is on the menu — but one fowl outside is dining off of it.

    Dumpling, as the chicken was named by restaurant employees, eats a diet supplemented by the restaurant staff, who give her corn and hushpuppies, according to manager Joey West, who laughs a little when describing the bird. The rest of the time, Dumpling can be found scratching grubs at the edge of the woods.

    The chicken showed up around the time heavy snow hit Galax last month and has stayed ever since, West said.

  • Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Aquaman (PG-13)

    • Mary Poppins Returns (PG)

    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

    No listings available at press time

    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (PG)

    • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)

    • Creed II (PG-13)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

    No listings available at press time

    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • FRIES — On Joe Vaughan’s last day as a bus driver, the staff of Fries School staff, Grayson County school system personnel and county board members celebrated his 55-year career.

    On Nov. 30, Vaughan was presented with a certificate and cake from Sandra Anders, director of transportation; an envelope from Susie Funk, assistant superintendent of instruction; and a walking stick to use during his retirement from Fries Principal John Alexander.

  • Fancy Gap Pre-K

    Cole:

    I would like the black dinosaur from Wal-Mart. I would also like a dragon. Can I pet your reindeer?

    Cora:

    What do you tell your reindeer to do? I want a yoyo and a stuffed animal mouse. Thank you Santa!

    Colton:

    Santa can I have a motorcycle with no training wheels and some Legos? Thank you so much. Your reindeer are cool!

    Sherlenny:

    I would like a bike and clothes for Christmas. How do your reindeer fly?

    Huntley:

  • INDEPENDENCE — Tourism continues to be a top priority in Grayson, and less than one month into her new position as tourism support specialist, Tracy Cornett is excited to promote what the county has to offer.

    Cornett officially began her new position on Nov. 19. She filled the seat previously occupied by Rhonda Sproviero, who announced in November that she would be taking a full-time position in the county’s building department.

  • Joe Lauer of Hillsville shared these photos of a giant snowman he and his friends built Monday after the weekend’s storm, which dropped nearly two feet of snow on the Twin Counties.

    The snowman across from Willie’s Drive-In on U.S. 221 in Hillsville is more than 18 feet tall.

    Lauer said the project took about three hours and they used a skid loader to stack the huge pieces.